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Photo of Sen. Barack Obama with Minister Louis Farrakhan surfaces

Photo of Sen. Barack Obama with Minister Louis Farrakhan surfaces

  By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – It was during a mid-2005 Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) meeting on Capitol Hill when award-winning journalist Askia Muhammad captured one of the most significant photos of his career.  Muhammad had doggedly covered then Chicago Sen. Barack Obama since he “first laid eyes on him” at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Now, here was […]

January 20, 2018 · 4 comments ·

2017 was a hot one

Last year’s Earth temperature was the second warmest on record By Frederick H. Lowe If you frequently mopped the sweat from your brow, from the back of your neck and from your forearms with a handkerchief last year, there was a good reason for it. Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to […]

January 20, 2018 · 0 comments ·
Cancellation of Roland Martin Show: A Sign of Black Powerlessness

Cancellation of Roland Martin Show: A Sign of Black Powerlessness

By A. Peter Bailey (TriceEdneyWire.com) – When first hearing about TV-One’s cancellation of Roland Martin’s show for “budgetary” reasons, my immediate reaction was bull crap. I am convinced that his show was cancelled because some advertisers and some Trumpets were outraged because of Roland’s Afrocentric perspective when reporting and interpreting news. Though I didn’t always agree with Roland’s positions on […]

January 16, 2018 · 0 comments ·
Obesity increases risk of diabetes for blacks

Obesity increases risk of diabetes for blacks

Posted by Marla Paul-Northwestern January 3rd, 201 Black and white people have the same risk of developing diabetes when all biological factors for the disease are considered over time, according to a new study. “Obesity is driving these differences…” The finding flips long-held beliefs that there is an unexplained or genetic reason why blacks have double the rate of diabetes […]

January 16, 2018 · 0 comments ·
Trump calls Haiti and African countries “shitholes”

Trump calls Haiti and African countries “shitholes”

By Frederick H. Lowe During a meeting Thursday in the Oval Office, President Trump called Haiti and an unnamed number of African countries “shitholes” and he wanted to know why people from those nations were moving to the U.S. “Why are we having these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump demanded to know. His offensive remarks were later confirmed […]

January 12, 2018 · 2 comments ·
If you want Medicaid, you may have to work for it

If you want Medicaid, you may have to work for it

By Frederick H. Lowe States soon will be able to compel able-bodied, working-age adults to take jobs to receive Medicaid benefits under guidelines issued Thursday by Trump administration. “The policy responds to numerous state requests to test programs through Medicaid demonstration projects under which work or participation in other community engagement activities, including skills training, education, job search, volunteering or […]

January 12, 2018 · 0 comments ·
Senator Harris and Senator Booker join the powerful U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee

Senator Harris and Senator Booker join the powerful U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee

By Frederick H. Lowe Senator Kamala Harris (D-California) and Senator Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) yesterday were selected to join the Senate Judiciary Committee, a very powerful committee that plays a key role in considering U.S. Supreme Court, federal appeals court and district court nominations. Harris replaces former Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota) who resigned from office on January 2 after several […]

January 9, 2018 · 0 comments ·
What could net neutrality’s end mean for you?

What could net neutrality’s end mean for you?

Posted by Stanford December 25, 2017 On December 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal its net neutrality rules, which critics say could make the internet more expensive and less accessible for Americans. Here, net neutrality experts Ryan Singel from the Stanford University Law School and Didi Kuo from the university’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies […]

January 9, 2018 · 0 comments ·
To fight the opioid epidemic, take drug makers to court ?

To fight the opioid epidemic, take drug makers to court ?

Litigation against drug manufacturers that produce and distribute opioids could be a promising option in the fight against the opioid addiction crisis, according to a new article. In the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, Rebecca Haffajee of the University of Michigan School of Public Health, along with Michelle Mello of Stanford University, analyze the history of […]

January 9, 2018 · 0 comments ·
In Memoriam 2017

In Memoriam 2017

NorthStar looks back and honors these extraordinary people we lost in 2017…. By Susan M. Miller 19 November Della Reese (b. July 6, 1931; Detroit, Michigan), 86, singer, actress and minister, began singing in church, was discovered at thirteen by gospel great Mahalia Jackson and sang with her group. From there, her bright and varied career led her to a […]

January 5, 2018 · 0 comments ·